Surabhi Music Academy was founded as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization for the promotion of Indian Classical Music (Carnatic Music), in 2016 by Smt. Dr. Savitha Namuduri.
Smt. Savitha Namuduri is a musician hailing from Hyderabad, India. She started learning music at the age of 6 from Smt. V. Lalitha, later from Smt. Y. Bala Bharathi Devi and from Late. Dr. Nookala Chinna Satyanarayana. She received intensive advanced training from Guru Smt. Prema Ramamurthy, who moulded her into a concert level musician. She was further mentored by Late Sri N. S. Sreenivasan, who refined her performance techniques.
Savitha is highly indebted to her gurus and well-wishers, who provided immense support and guidance during her formative years.
Savitha was a recepient of CCRT scholarship for Carnatic Music, Junior Research Fellowship granted by the University Grants Commission (UGC). She has completed Sangeetha Alankar from Akhila Bharathiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Mumbai. She worked with Sri Akella Mallikarjuna Sarma of Hyderabad, on the 'Application of Tala Prasthara for Swara Kalpana' - for her thesis as partial fulfillment of the Sangeetha Alankar requirements.
She has also won numerous competitions, notable among which are, Tambura Prize from Kalasagaram, Secunderabad, Madras Music Academy, All India Radio and other avenues. She has performed in India and in United States.
She has been conferred awards such as Oustanding service award from TAMA, Acharya Shri from Carnatic Music Idol, USA and DroneAcharya award from Sangeeth Samrat series. She is a well respected teacher and performer, who lives in the Dallas area and has been teaching for the past 20 years. Her students regularly perform and compete in local events. She spearheads several music programs involving local artists and is very active in the music community.
While music is her passion, professionally, she holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Georgia State University, Atlanta and works as a Data Scientist.
“The great secret of true success, of true happiness, is this: The man or woman who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful.” Swami Vivekananda
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